North Coast passes 50% first dose vaccination milestone

COVID-19 first dose vaccinations on the North Coast have passed the 50% milestone and are presently sitting at 54%, as of 23 August. The Australia-wide average is currently 52%.

The percentage of the region’s eligible population who have had two vaccine doses has increased to 28%, slightly below the State and national averages of 31% and 30% respectively.

See table below:

Healthy North Coast Chief Executive Julie Sturgess said it was pleasing to see the steady increase in the number of people receiving their first and second jabs.

‘As much of Australia is in lockdown or restricted in one way or another, people are realising that getting vaccinated is the best way to protect themselves and their community,’ Ms Sturgess said.

NSW vaccination rates are increasing at a faster rate than the national and regional rate, with more than 59% of people aged over 15 vaccinated. This is likely due to the significant push to support Sydneysiders to get vaccinated.

Overall rates in our region have been increasing about 4-5% a week, which is on par with national vaccination trends.

There continues to be strong demand for the Pfizer vaccine, outstripping current supplies. All people aged 16 to 39 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine from 30 August 2021. Bookings are not yet available but will be able to be made through the Vaccine Eligibility Checker.

From mid-September and into October, an additional 50,000 extra doses of Pfizer vaccine will be supplied to North Coast general practices.

By October, on average, about twice as many weekly doses will be available in the region. Starting next month, an additional 70 general practices will be delivering Pfizer vaccine as well as AstraZeneca.

*Numbers don’t necessarily represent all doses administered during the reporting period. Data represents all doses that have been reported to date. There can be delays between doses administered and reported.

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As you know, Lismore Skin Clinic in Molesworth Street was destroyed in the recent floods, and we are trying to rebuild the site as soon as we can.

In the meantime we will be moving to St Vincent’s Hospital Specialist Medical Centre – Level 4, Suite 12 – 20 Dalley Street Lismore.

We hope to be up and running in the next two weeks (by early to mid May 2022) and our receptionists will soon begin calling our patients to rebook their appointments and catch up with their needs.

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